Most of the commercial potboilers in Bollywood industry are hated by the critics because it lacks logic and so on. Very rarely do the critics and fans both end up enjoying the same movie, but today we are going to list those films of 2014 that have been loved by both.
The year started off with a string of flop movies, even Salman
Khan's Jai Ho did not achieve much success in comparison
to his other movies but then finally Imitiaz Ali's Highway starring
Bhatt and Randeep Hooda released which proved to be like a
breath of fresh air for both critics and fans who were desperately
waiting for a flawless, entertaining good movie.
Highway not just impressed the audience but the fans
fell in love with it too, so it became the first critically
acclaimed movie of 2014 which was a Box Office hit as well. After
this a number of good movies released through the year like
Queen, Mardaani and Mary Kom which were Box
Office hits as well as critically acclaimed.
With these movies, the women of Bollywood came into power for
all these movies were women oriented and achieved major success.
Close to the year end, in October we saw the release of Vishal
Bharadwaj's Haider which not only managed to make
profit but it was loved by both fans and critics. It was a visual
treat that touched our souls with it's brilliant
Though it got a strong fight from Hrithik's Bang Bang,
Haider managed to hold ground which proves that good
cinema do get their due. Next up is Bhopal: A Prayer For
Rain, based on a real life incident that took place 30 years
ago in India. Already we can smell the success of this movie which
is releasing on 5th December.
Let's check out the best critically acclaimed Bollywood movies
Highway which released on 21st February of 2014 was one of the
best movies we have seen in a ling time. Directed by Imtiaz Ali,
starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the film won the hearts of
both the critics and the fans.
Gulaab Gang starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla released on
7th March impressed the critics a lot who only sang praises for
Juhi Chawla's performance, calling it the best performance of the
Queen released on &th March, this movie directed by Vikas
Bahl catapulted Kangana Ranaut into the top heroines category of
Bollywood. The film was a romance, drama that was brilliantly
The film released on 9th May and was directed by Amole Gupte. It
was a tribute to people who dared to dream. The critics loved the
movie praising the movie for as 'Touching Tale'.
The movie which was directed by Hansal Mehta was released on
30th May and obtained huge critical acclaim. The lead stars of the
movie, Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha too performed
The film directed by Pradeep Sarkar released on 22nd August of
2014 and it was one of the best women oriented films we have seen
in a long time. Lead actress Rani Mukerji shined in her role of a
The film directed by Omung Kumar released on 5th September, 2014
and was based on the life of boxer Mary Kom. Priyanka Chopra who
essayed the lead role impressed us all with her breathtaking
The film released on 2nd October, 2014. Haider clashed with
Hrithik's Bang Bang and so it could not cash in on the Box Office
collection but the movie won the hearts of people and critics as it
was breathtakingly beautiful and a visual treat as well.
The film released on 7th November along with The Shaukeens but
people preferred watching this movie. The film had been delayed for
a really long time, yet it impressed the critics and the fans
Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain
The film is releasing on 5th December but by the looks of it we
can already assure you that it will be one helluva movie. The film
is based on real-life Bhopal disaster that had occurred in
India on December 2-3, 1984 and stars a number of Hollywood and
Bollywood stars like Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Rajpal
Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Akhil Mishra, Fagun
Thakrar, Joy Sengupta, Kal Penn.